Professional teeth cleaning is sometimes referred to as “prophylaxis.” This word is of Greek origin and means, “to prevent beforehand.” As a service, prophylaxis is aptly named; it prevents cavities and gum disease.
Here at Dentistry on Vine, we perform dental cleanings in St. Catharines on patients of all ages. During a cleaning, we work to remove two harmful substances from the surface of your teeth.
Plaque. A soft, sticky, bacteria-infested film that builds up over time. Brushing and flossing help to remove and reduce plaque. However, hard-to-reach-areas should be cleaned by a dentist.
Tartar. Your saliva contains calcium and helps to strengthen teeth. Over time, calcium deposits can build up and create conditions for bacteria growth. These deposits may be brown or black in colour, but they most frequently appear tooth coloured.
We recommend that you visit our office every six to nine months for teeth cleaning in St. Catharines. At your appointment, we will eliminate plaque and tartar to create a smooth surface for your teeth. From there, you’ll have an easier time keeping teeth clean with regular home care. We also will give you instructions about helpful techniques for brushing and flossing your teeth.
Learn More about Dental Teeth Cleaning in St. Catharines
If you wonder whether you need to visit a dentist twice a year, remember that your oral health influences your overall health. Thorough home care combined with regular professional cleanings will help you avoid gum disease, cavities, and other expensive and time-intensive dental problems. When you keep your teeth clean, you can prevent the consequences that come from chronic oral health issues.
Schedule an Appointment
If it’s been more than six months since your last dental cleaning, give our office a call. We’ll happily arrange an appointment for you and the members of your family. Get in touch at 905-935-4603.